Trump Administration May Crackdown on Recreational Marijuana Use

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President Donald Trump continues to make waves in his first weeks as POTUS, the latest could cause ripples to the marijuana industry.

Following bills to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Trump’s administration plans to enforce federal laws prohibiting recreational marijuana use further, a White House spokesman said Thursday (Feb. 23).

“When you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people — there is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and drugs of that nature,” said Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it.”

Colorado has been front and center the legal marijuana movement, with seven other states and the District of Columbia following suit with legalized recreational marijuana use.

20 more states currently have laws allowing marijuana used for medical purposes.